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Category Archives: Events
University of Houston Wedding
Christine Bena & Clay Sanford…
…had an all the way University of Houston Wedding. First their Ceremony was at the glass encased A.D. Bruce Religion Center also known as the U of H Chapel. Then their reception was just a short walk away at the U of H Hilton. The food was awesome but I don’t know how much of it Christine & Clay were able to enjoy. They spent so much time mingling with the crowd of family & friends then participating in all the traditional (and not so traditional) wedding events.
I love photographing weddings at the University of Houston. The Chapel is like no other. and it always provides gorgeous wedding photography opportunities. While the couple were too busy with their reception to really take advantage the University of Houston landscaping, the wedding reception photography was filled with more than the usual amount of fun moments!
Check out this Photo-Video of some of my favorite moments.
Wedding Photography Viewing & Ordering Site
Want to see the rest of the images? Please visit Christine & Clay’s Wedding Photo Viewing & Ordering site. Once all the images have been uploaded & released you’ll receive an email message letting you know that you can enjoy them.
Jeffrey & Elizabeth get Married…
… at Lakewood United Methodist Church. Elizabeth has contracted me to capture her Wedding Photography in North Houston . The reception took place at the exclusive Raveneaux Country Club just a few miles away! I finally had the privilege of meeting the Grooms side of the Family. West Point graduate Lieutenant Jeffery Caslen was the young man about to enter into Wedded bliss. It was an extra honor to be covering the wedding of Lieutenant General Robert Caslen (a 3 star General)!
Enjoy some of their Wedding Photojournalism here on this Photo-Video.
Also enjoy Elizabeths Bridal Portriats!
Order Prints etc
If you’d like to see the rest of the wedding photos please visit their Photographic Print & Product Order site. I edited all the wedding images and then custom enhanced the 500 or so that remained. Click the link above to view them and if you’d like order prints which will reflect the custom enhancements!
Amanda & Larry’s
Amanda & Larry are celebrating their 2nd Wedding Anniversary today! They commissioned me to do their wedding photography at in 2009. The ceremony took take place in Conroe, Texas at St. Mark Lutheran Church & Chantilly Country! Chantilly Country is a lakeside banquet facility operated by owners Dave & Pam Carter.
Here’s their Wedding Video that I created from favorite Wedding Day Photos. If you like the style of the wedding photography, please leave a comment and click one or more of the social buttons below.
Heather & Charles River Oaks Wedding
It’s the morning after the River Oaks Wedding of Heather & Charles Janke II and I’ve got just a quick minute to make this post before I take the family to church. If you’d like to recieve an automated email when the Wedding Photos are viewable here, please go to the Heather & Charles River Oaks Wedding Photography Order site and pre-register. You’ll be messaged once the Wedding Photography and Photo-Video is posted. You’ll also receive a little credit for ordering prints.
Some of you got to preview the Wedding Photos via a little laptop presentation that I had running last night. If you did, please write in a comment below.
Shaunna & Ralph’s
ZaZa Wedding PhotographyA lot of extravagant events take place at Hotel ZaZa. This post features Shaunna Ralph’s Hotel ZaZa Wedding Photography. Formerly The Warwick, Hotel ZaZa has a long history of hosting events for the most elite clients. Here’s a Photo-Video of Shaunna Ralph’s Wedding photography. If you enjoy it, please click the “Like” button of your choice below and leave a comment.
See the Rest of the Images
There’s hundred’s more images that you can view on the Print Ordering Website. Of course you can just gaze and enjoy of you’d like as well!
Some people call it Easter but I prefer the term Resurrection Day! I usually don’t “work” on Sunday mornings but I was so excited about last Sunday’s service that I couldn’t help myself. I love photography and of course being excited about how my little church is serving the community & it’s members that I wanted to be able to share this with others.
Here’s a little Photo-Video using some of the images that I captured during the service.
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Would you like to view the rest of the images and/or order prints? Visit the Print & Album Ordering website. (You’ll be feeding a hungry family). Also anyone who orders prints will receive a DVD of the video for FREE! Just request it after you’ve placed your order. You may also download the images from a special page on my site.
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Lacie & Eric are such an easy going couple it was a pleasure for me and my assistant Andrew to work with them. The entire Wedding took place in Houston’s Wyndham Hotel (just south of us in Spring, TX). After doing a little enhancing to some of our favorite Wedding Photos we produced this Wedding Photography Video.
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If you are interested in seeing the rest of the images or ordering Professionally enhanced Prints, please visit the Ordering Site. You’ll be asked to create a log in so that your favorite images can be saved.
With my 10 year old son Gabriel in tow (as an assistant?), I met Elizabeth Coleman and her mom at Portofino to create Bridal Portraits. Because the Bridal Photography session lasted for 2 hours, we scheduled it for late in the day so that we could get both daytime and dusk images done. Hint for future Brides: Do eat & drink (water) prior to your Bridal session. You want to feel good so that you look as good in your Bridal Photography as Elizabeth does.
They came in to the office to view the portraits and loved them! Elizabeth couldn’t decide on just one image for her wall portrait which will be on display at the wedding reception so we narrowed her absolute faves down to four (or was it five) images from which we will make a montage. Mrs Coleman said some nice things about how my son worked the reflector. It’s a good thing he wasn’t there to hear her or he’d be asking for a raise.
Ok, here’s a Photo-Video of the Bridal Photography images that I showed Elizabeth & her mom.
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Friends & Family can go to the Print Ordering site to make professional print purchases.
About Editing, Enhancing & Retouching
The 75 or so images that you saw in the above Photo-Video were the result of much more photography work than it may at first seem. Of course there’s the preparation that goes with any photography session but I’m writing now about some of the post production effort.
After the session was over, I ended up with more than 160 images. I think back to a mentor who always culled the number of images down to 15 for presentation to the client. True we (the clients & I) end up spending A LOT more time viewing and deciding on faves but I just can’t bring myself to leave anything I like on the figurative editing floor. Also I think my style of shooting creates a lot more variety of images than his does.
So how do I edit? the first thing I do is remove any images that are obviously not usable. Usually it’s an experiment that’s gone awry or closed eyes or an undesirable expression. Then I group the images by same or very similar pose. I’ll choose the best expressions within that group and keep only different expressions using image sharpness as one of my final decision criteria.
To judge image sharpness I then view each of the similar images at what is known as 1:1. This means that each pixel of the image is displayed as 1 pixel on the monitor. This is something that can only be done on professional editing software and is crucial for deciding on any images that will be used to create wall portraits.
Once the editing is complete, I then focus on technical & creative adjustments that I can make to the groups of remaining images. I may adjust color temperature, exposure, vignetting, clarity & perhaps even some cropping. The ending result is a set of images that is ready for viewing and selecting by the client. Here’s a web page that I created showing the Enhanced & Un-enhanced version of several of the above Bridal Portraits.
Ana & Raul’s Wedding Photography
I had the privilege of being entrusted with Ana & Raul’s Wedding Photography. This event was more than a little special for me as Weston Lakes Country Club is where my wife and I were married over 17 years ago. This venue is just Southwest of Katy, TX. The lady who was coordinating Weddings at that time (Mary I think) was so nice and attentive to our needs. Weston Lakes was and is an gorgeous place for both Ceremony & Reception which is what this wedding couple (Ana & Raul) did.
If you’d like to view and/or purchase the wedding images you’ll be able to do so at the Wedding Photography Ordering Site.
Meet the graduates of the Radiography Program at Lone Star College in Montgomery (just North of The Woodlands). These were captured before & during the commencement ceremony December 17, 2010. Special Thanks go out to Prof. Joe Garza!
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